New Survey Reveals How We Would Fare In A Zombie Apocalypse


Jonathan O'Callaghan

Senior Staff Writer


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Do you have a plan if there’s a zombie apocalypse? If you don’t, you might want to join the surprising number of people that do. Not that there’s an impending zombie horde, mind. Just better safe than sorry.

That’s according to a YouGov poll of 2,076 people in the UK. It found that 11 percent of people had some sort of zombie plan, with younger people seeming to be more on the ball. Around 23 percent of 18-24 year-olds had a plan, compared to just 3 percent of those over 55.


People from Scotland were considerably more likely to have come up with an idea (17 percent) than those in Wales (5 percent), for reasons we really can’t fathom. Men ranked higher than women too, with 14 percent compared to 8 percent having a plan.

Out of those people knowing what they’d do, the most popular idea (45 percent) was to find somewhere safe and hide. Cowards. Only 6 percent of people said they’d work with other survivors, and 9 percent refused to reveal their plan at all.


A rather vague 13 percent said they’d kill zombies OR survivors, which doesn’t bode too well. About a quarter said they’d find weapons, a third said they’d escape the city, and 43 percent said they’d gather supplies.

If you’re expecting friends and family to come to your aid, don’t be so sure. Only 15 percent of people said they’d rescue or meet up with loved ones, just slightly more than those planning to kill other survivors. Eek.


Only 8 percent said they’d get to a boat or an island, which depending on whether these zombies can cope with water or not could be a good or bad idea. Nine percent refused to reveal their plan at all. You bastards. You’ve doomed us all.

Fortunately, there isn’t any sign of a zombie apocalypse on the horizon. But just in case, maybe start putting together a plan. And based on this, maybe have a good long think about who you can trust.


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